During the spring of junior year, each student is invited to meet with a member of the college counseling team to initiate the college planning process. After reviewing the student’s selection of senior courses, confirming his testing plans, and discussing his personal questionnaire, the counselor and student begin to generate a list of potential colleges to pursue.
This initial college list serves as a foundation for the college search, but it is updated, added to, and changed throughout the process. In many cases, this initial list is quite large and will require further clarification of preferences on the student’s part.
After careful research and more discussion, the student begins to plan campus visits. The optimum time for visiting and interviewing is in late August or early September. Once school has begun, seniors are granted college visiting days as needed.
The final list, indicating where each student will apply, will be generated following another meeting with each senior in the early fall.
Students then begin organizing application requirements for each school and writing applications and essays. Our philosophy is to let a student be in charge of his own process and to encourage him to use the advice of the guidance office as often as needed. It is crucial that parents guard against taking over the process.
Since much of the application process occurs at home, parents are encouraged to monitor their son’s progress and to alert us immediately if they see any significant signs of procrastination.
Involvement of the college counselors will continue until late spring, when every student has made a final decision. The College Guidance Office prides itself on being supportive of our students every step of the way.
|U Michigan||3||St. Lawrence||1|
|Boston College||2||Trinity, Dublin||1|
|U Chicago||2||U North Dakota||1|
|U Miami||2||U Oregon||1|
|U Richmond||2||U Rochester||1|
|Bucknell||1||Washington & Lee||1|
|Case Western||1||William & Mary||1|
|Colby||1||William & Mary/St. Andrews||1|
|University of Pennsylvania||23||University of Richmond||10||Tufts University||4|
|Dartmouth College||17||Yale University||10||Union College||4|
|Georgetown University||17||Bucknell University||8||University of Denver||4|
|University of Virginia||17||Trinity College||8||Washington & Lee University||4|
|Boston College||16||Junior Hockey||7||Bates College||3|
|Duke University||16||Northwestern University||7||College of William & Mary||3|
|Southern Methodist University||13||Tulane University||7||Davidson College||3|
|Wake Forest University||13||University of Vermont||7||Elon University||3|
|Middlebury College||12||Villanova University||7||Franklin & Marshall||3|
|University of Southern California||12||University of Michigan||6||George Washington University||3|
|Williams College||12||Amherst College||5||Johns Hopkins University||3|
|Brown University||11||Colgate University||5||Lehigh University||3|
|Princeton University||11||Columbia University||5||Northeastern University||3|
|Stanford University||11||University of Miami||5||St. Lawrence University||3|
|University of Chicago||11||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||5||Syracuse University||3|
|Cornell University||10||Washington University||5||University of Colorado, Boulder||3|
|Harvard University||10||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||4||University of Connecticut||3|
|University of Notre Dame||10||New York University||4||University of Wisconsin||3|
|Santa Clara University||4|
|American University||IDC Herzliya College||U.S. Naval Academy|
|Babson College||Long Island University, Post||University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign|
|Berklee College of Music||Manhattan College||University of Arizona|
|Boston University||Merrimack College||University of British Columbia|
|Bowdoin College||Miami University, Ohio||University of California, Berkeley|
|Carleton College||Pro Soccer||University of New Hampshire|
|Case Western Reserve University||Purdue University||University of Oregon|
|Colby College||Quinnipiac University||University of Oxford|
|College of the Holy Cross||Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute||University of Rochester|
|College of William & Mary/St. Andrews||Rhodes College||University of San Diego|
|Colorado College||School of Visual Arts||University of St. Andrews|
|Denison University||Seton Hall University||Valparaiso University|
|Fordham University||Southern Connecticut State University||Vassar College|
|Hamilton College||Springfield College||Virginia Polytechnic Institute|
|Haverford College||St. John's University||Wagner College|
|Hendrix College||Stonehill College||Washington College|
|Hobart & William Smith Colleges||Trinity College, Dublin||Wesleyan University|